Subantarctic Islands – Birding down Under | 24 days
Explore the 'Albatross Latitudes’ and the most remote Subantarctic islands including Snares, Bounty, Antipodes, Auckland, Campbell, Macquarie and Chatham islands on this comprehensive 19 day expedition out of New Zealand, perfect for those interested in birds, history and wildlife.
Ship: Spirit of Enderby
9 November – 2 December 2021, 1 - 24 December 2021, 9 November - 2 December 2022
Guide price:From £11,740 per person based on twin cabin (shared facilities) for 2021 voyages.
Options:Akademik Shokalskiy has a shorter Subantarctic Islands – Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific voyage to Campbell Island, Auckland Islands and The Snares 2 - 14 January 2022. Ask for 2023 dates. Price guide £6,440 per person twin cabin (shared facilities)
Fiona’s travel tips
TOP TIP: You don't have to be an experienced birder to join this voyage - just having an interest in birds and wanting to further your knowledge will be a good start.
WHY NOT: Combine your voyage with a fabulous trip around New Zealand – we have plenty of suggestions!
LET US KNOW: If you would like to book a stop-over en route to New Zealand. All itineraries pre- and post- voyage can be tailor-made and we have extensive experience in the Far East and Australia. Singapore is a logical start to your stop-over as many flights to New Zealand stop here.
“The successful conclusion of my two month tour of some of the more remote Pacific Islands, having proceeded seamlessly and without incident, is a great tribute to your unfailing helpfulness, patience and acuity. Many thanks.”
Martin Dawson, Island Odyssey, Pitcairn Islands and the South Pacific
“My favourite time was at Scott’s Terra Nova Hut. The ship was extremely comfortable and well appointed. The expedition team and crew were all very professional, friendly and helpful.”
Gerry Pearce, Orion’s Ross Sea voyage to Scott’s Hut
“This was truly a trip of a lifetime; wonderful land and seascapes, masses of penguins, albatross, and other species of birds and accessing Scott’s Hut - which was the highlight for many. Regretfully, despite hours of effort, in bitter conditions, we were only able to land three people at Shackleton’s Hut at Cape Royds. Next year! Orion and her crew were fabulous, and the food outstanding - I put on five kilos in three weeks!”
Fergus O'Gorman, group leader, Orion’s Ross Sea voyage to Scott’s Hutt
“It was a fascinating voyage with lasting impressions. The wildlife both on the Falklands and on Antarctica is incredibly rich. The organisation on board the ship was very good. Among the talks given by the scientific crew I enjoyed the witty talks by Robert Headland the most. The familiar atmosphere in the lodges on Sea Lion Island and on Carcass Island was very nice indeed. Last but not least I should like to thank you for the impeccable organisation on your part.”